Emergency Preparedness

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TIME:  12:00PM (CDT); 1:00PM (EDT)

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Description:
An important function of state and local governments is to help people prepare for and respond to emergencies. Making sure that state and local government emergency preparedness and response programs are accessible to people with disabilities is a critical part of this responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that state and local government programs and services are fully accessible and available to people with disabilities. Join us for this informative episode to learn about emergency preparedness and the ADA with our guest Robbie Kopp, Director of Advocacy and Community Access for ABLE South Carolina.

Resources:
Episode 85 Resources: Emergency Preparedness and the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker(s):
Robbie Kopp, Director of Advocacy and Community Access ABLE South Carolina

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**Keep in mind
You may need to adjust your emergency plan, supplies and actions based on the latest from your state, local officials and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Featured Organization(s):
ABLE South Carolina
Able South Carolina (Able SC) is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)– a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Able SC challenges stereotypes, empowers disability rights, and leads social change. The majority of our staff and board of directors are individuals with disabilities, so we didn’t just learn our mission, we live it every day!

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The Annual Meeting of EARS will be held.  Come hear about the exciting programming that has been taking place over the past year!

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every other month - in January, March, May, July, and September; and the third Thursday in November.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch with you to the meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every other month - in January, March, May, July, and September; and the third Thursday in November.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch with you to the meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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This EARS meeting this quarter has been cancelled.  Please plan to attend the next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.

This meeting is about Emergency Awareness & Readiness Services For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. We need more people to join and help with the planning.

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every third month - in January, April, July, and October.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided at the meeting but you need to register on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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TIME:  1:00PM (CDT) / 2:00PM (EDT) 

We are super excited for our first EARS Consortium meeting of 2021!

 Interpreters and captioning will be available.

Our Office of Emergency Management representative will be discussing all the events of 2020, and then we will have an open discussion on any problems you may have experienced during these events. 

We will also have a special announcement you won't want to miss!

Please make sure you RSVP!

Zoom link will be sent in confirmation.

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This meeting is our required annual meeting to discuss certain specifics with the group, but this meeting we will have a special guest from the National Weather Service to discuss some flooding and winter weather basics along with some preparedness steps you can take. Lunch will be provided, so please make sure you register!!

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every third month - in January, April, July, and October.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided at the meeting but you need to register on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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EARS Consortium is Back!

COMMUNICATION WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

RSVP:  earsofmiddletn@gmail.com to get your Zoom link!

What experience have you had with communication in an emergency? We want to know! Tell us about any emergency that has to do with:

  • Fire
  • Ambulance
  • Police
  • Weather

There is a 3-minute limit to share your experience

Interpreters will be provided

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This meeting is about Emergency Awareness & Readiness Services For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. We need more people to join and help with the planning.

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every third month - in January, April, July, and October.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided at the meeting but you need to register on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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We are partnering with the Hamilton County Health Department to provide an interpreted class on how to be prepared for emergencies. There are 12 slots available for this class and all who sign up will receive a free emergency kit. We will serve light refreshments starting at 5:30pm and the class will begin at 6pm.

 TO REGISTER:   Contact Matt Calkins (information above)